Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, you’ve got a crop of 15 cool productions to choose from, covering the whole range of angling experience, from big trout in high-mountain lakes, to tarpon in the mangroves, to carp feeding on top.
For best results, watch all videos at full-screen and in high definition. Remember, we surf so you don’t have to. But if you do stumble upon something great that you think is worthy of inclusion in a future F5, please post it in the comments below, and we’ll take a look.
And don’t forget to check out the awesome all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are now 836 great videos on the site!
See you next week with a fresh set of films!
We kick off with a beautiful video from Rodtrip, shot on the rivers and lakes of Iceland. As you might imagine, there’s some stunning sceneery, bad weather, and big fish.
This beautifully ruminative video from Dustin Miller focuses on making the best use of the “hall pass” that lets you get on the water. . .in this case, the redfish marsh.
We’ve been getting quite a few New Mexico videos of late, which has chagrined some Land of Enchantment anglers. You can see why they want to keep it a secret.
The high country of Wyoming features some stunning waters and incredible fish, but you’ve got to put in the work to reach the backcountry.
Big, surface-feeding carp are the stars of this video (which is actually an advertisement, I know). I love the fact that the fish are treated a beautiful, really caressed by the camera.
Who cares if it’s raining, when there are sweet browns to be caught?
There are no fish here, but this is the kind of video that makes me want to get right out into the woods and away from the everyday hassles. Plus, Pixies!
Fly fishing in Oklahoma, you say? Why yes, and this video from the Lower Mountain Fork makes it look pretty darned great.
Here’s a cool trailer for a film by Will Benson called “90 Miles,” about fly-fishing for bonefish in Cuba. It looks like a fascinating project.
This video from Finland has no fish in it, but it captures a glorious morning on the River Kymi, which you will see is tailor made for casting the two-hander.
We don’t get a ton of videos from Italy, so it’s great to see what the fishing is like on the Volturno and Sangro Rivers, in the central part of the country.
From British Columbia comes a cool winter-sports/fly-fishing video that might get you jonesing for the white stuff. (Snow!, I meant snow!)
I like this bare-bones tarpon video from the lagoons of Mahahual Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tarpon fishing isn’t all high-end flats boats, you know.
This is a trailer for a short film shot on the backwaters and inshore flats surrounding the small Florida community named Ozello.
Finally. . .this isn’t a fly-fishing video, but I think it’s something that all of us can agree with. Plus, it’s hilarious.